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2011-10-18

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Gaza celebrates release of Palestinian captives

A hero’s welcome awaited the Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel as they arrived in Rafah to meet friends, family and well-wishers. Among the

A hero’s welcome awaited the Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel as they arrived in Rafah to meet friends, family and well-wishers. Among the

Business

Crisis misses luxury groups

You would not know much of the world is going through hard times by looking at the profits and statements of the makers of luxury goods.

You would not know much of the world is going through hard times by looking at the profits and statements of the makers of luxury goods.

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EU delays Ukraine talks over Tymoshenko case

The EU on Tuesday postponed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s visit to Brussels as relations soured over the jailing of former prime minister

The EU on Tuesday postponed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s visit to Brussels as relations soured over the jailing of former prime minister

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Hamas-Israel win-win Shalit deal

The prisoner-exchange deal between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Palestinian Gaza Strip has finally been sealed, amid much emotion and

The prisoner-exchange deal between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Palestinian Gaza Strip has finally been sealed, amid much emotion and

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Clinton visits Libya

Hillary Clinton has been in Tripoli for a one day visit to cement relations with the new leaders of Libya. The US Secretary of State met with

Hillary Clinton has been in Tripoli for a one day visit to cement relations with the new leaders of Libya. The US Secretary of State met with

Sport

UK government to release Hillsborough disaster files

British members of Parliament this week backed a motion calling for full discloser of all documents relating to the 1989 Hillsborough

British members of Parliament this week backed a motion calling for full discloser of all documents relating to the 1989 Hillsborough

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The Middle East celebrates a day of freedom

It was a momentous day in the Middle East, a day for freedom for one Israeli soldier, release for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. The world

It was a momentous day in the Middle East, a day for freedom for one Israeli soldier, release for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. The world

Business

Chinese growth slows

China’s economic expansion slowed in the third quarter to its weakest pace in more than two years as it feels the knock-on effect of the euro zone’s

China’s economic expansion slowed in the third quarter to its weakest pace in more than two years as it feels the knock-on effect of the euro zone’s

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Thousands in Gaza square for Palestinian prisoner release

As buses carrying Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel arrived in Rafah, friends, family and well-wishers were there to welcome them.    In this

As buses carrying Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel arrived in Rafah, friends, family and well-wishers were there to welcome them.    In this

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How Gilad Shalit won freedom

How did the freedom swap become possible? All the time Gilad Shalit was held prisoner, Israelis held vigil. They kept up pressure to free him. Not

How did the freedom swap become possible? All the time Gilad Shalit was held prisoner, Israelis held vigil. They kept up pressure to free him. Not

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Images of freed Shalit beamed round the world

The first pictures of Gilad Shalit following his early morning release have been beamed around the world. They were images many had been praying to

The first pictures of Gilad Shalit following his early morning release have been beamed around the world. They were images many had been praying to

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Abbas welcomes Palestinian prisoner release

As Palestinians celebrate the return of a wave of men and women following the-thousand-for-one prisoner exchange with Israel, the Palestinian

As Palestinians celebrate the return of a wave of men and women following the-thousand-for-one prisoner exchange with Israel, the Palestinian

Science_technology

Digital scanning keeps Venice out of the water

It is one of the most incredible cities in the world, but Venice’s beauty is in danger of being lost. The city is under a two-pronged attack

It is one of the most incredible cities in the world, but Venice’s beauty is in danger of being lost. The city is under a two-pronged attack

Business

European September car sales up

European new car registrations edged up 1.1 percent in September. The rise was slower than in August. Germany was the region’s only major market

European new car registrations edged up 1.1 percent in September. The rise was slower than in August. Germany was the region’s only major market

Business

UK inflation hits 3-year high in September

Inflation in Britain was the highest in three years in September driven up by soaring gas and electricity bills. Consumer prices were up 0.6

Inflation in Britain was the highest in three years in September driven up by soaring gas and electricity bills. Consumer prices were up 0.6

Business

France pledges to keep triple-A rating

France is insisting that its triple-A credit rating is safe despite a warning from ratings agency Moody’s. Moody’s said it could place France on

France is insisting that its triple-A credit rating is safe despite a warning from ratings agency Moody’s. Moody’s said it could place France on

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Court ruling a 'devastating blow' for European scientists

The European court of justice has banned patenting any stem-cell process that involves destroying a human embryo. Some scientists have described

The European court of justice has banned patenting any stem-cell process that involves destroying a human embryo. Some scientists have described

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Netanyahu justifies Shalit deal

The vast majority of Israelis approve of the exchange but there are some who oppose it and there was even a last minute attempt to block it through

The vast majority of Israelis approve of the exchange but there are some who oppose it and there was even a last minute attempt to block it through

Europe

ECB's top economist warns on euro zone's future

The European Central Bank’s outgoing chief economist says another euro zone debt crisis can be averted, but only if states surrender some sovereignty

The European Central Bank’s outgoing chief economist says another euro zone debt crisis can be averted, but only if states surrender some sovereignty

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Back in the Day : Black Monday

On October, 19, 1987, stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread

On October, 19, 1987, stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread

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Released Palestinian prisoners arrive in Gaza

With a constant drumbeat filling the air in Gaza, Hamas was on hand to welcome the first of the released Palestinian prisoners with open arms. Of

With a constant drumbeat filling the air in Gaza, Hamas was on hand to welcome the first of the released Palestinian prisoners with open arms. Of

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Shalit calls for peace in first interview

Before leaving Egyptian soil, Gilad Shalit was interviewed by Egyptian state television. He appeared weak and pale and sometimes seemed to struggle

Before leaving Egyptian soil, Gilad Shalit was interviewed by Egyptian state television. He appeared weak and pale and sometimes seemed to struggle

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Prisoner release great defeat for Hamas rivals

The Palestinian president has held centre stage for some time with his United Nations statehood application. Now Hamas is crying victory with what

The Palestinian president has held centre stage for some time with his United Nations statehood application. Now Hamas is crying victory with what

Nocomment

Libya: mercenaries captured in Sirte

Libyan interim government fighters arrested 15 men who they believe are foreign mercenaries fighting for former leader Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte.

Libyan interim government fighters arrested 15 men who they believe are foreign mercenaries fighting for former leader Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte.

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Pressure mounts on Yanukovych over Tymoshenko

The European Union has indefinitely postponed an invitation to Ukraine’s president over the jailing last week of the country’s former Prime Minister

The European Union has indefinitely postponed an invitation to Ukraine’s president over the jailing last week of the country’s former Prime Minister

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Zombies invade Tallinn's streets

Hundreds of Estonians dressed as zombies brought some gore to Tallinn’s streets ahead of Halloween.

Hundreds of Estonians dressed as zombies brought some gore to Tallinn’s streets ahead of Halloween.

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Gilad Shalit freed and handed over to Israel

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held in captivity by the Islamist group Hamas since June 2006, was handed over to Israeli officials. Israeli television

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held in captivity by the Islamist group Hamas since June 2006, was handed over to Israeli officials. Israeli television

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Bani Walid trembles as NTC celebates victory

One down, one to go. After weeks of resistance Bani Walid has fallen to forces of the new Libyan government, the smaller of two towns that held out

One down, one to go. After weeks of resistance Bani Walid has fallen to forces of the new Libyan government, the smaller of two towns that held out